My sincere apologies ... that really was a boner on my part!
Regardless of what private communications you may or may not have had with Google employees (which by the way you are not supposed to share with us on WebmasterWorld - please see TOS), I am certain they did not tell you that it was just fine to go ahead and display their form on your blog. As stated before by Google Guy the form is reportedly marked "Google Proprietary and Confidential"
How can you justify this action by claiming you weren't aware of any restrictions or stating that Google knew what to expect? Your arguments don't make any sense? Did you tell them you planned to display a screen shot of their form? I don't see that in your communications!
Someone asks "how high" and you answer ... "yellow".
[edited by: Liane at 3:24 pm (utc) on June 6, 2005]